Nostalgic Dining

Millennials turn to themed restaurants for dining entertainment

Implications - Understanding that eating out has become a social experience for millennial consumers, many restaurants have begun incorporating pop cultural references into their establishments. Not only are themed restaurants a more immersive form of nostalgia; they also propel the fandom culture of the Internet into the physical realm.
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Hybrid Arcade Bars - Los Angeles' 'Button Mash' is a Cross Between an Arcade and a Restaurant
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This Year and Hot 1,457 Clicks Pub: Dec 8, 16
Hybrid Arcade Bars
Los Angeles' 'Button Mash' is a Cross Between an Arcade and a Restaurant
While Los Angeles has no shortage of hip and creative restaurants, a new establishment called ‘Button Mash’ is setting itself apart from the competition by offering a little something... [More]
Monstrous Cafe Menus - Japan's Namja Town Indoor Amusement Park Features a Godzilla-Themed Menu
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This Year and Warm 678 Clicks Pub: Oct 2, 16
Monstrous Cafe Menus
Japan's Namja Town Indoor Amusement Park Features a Godzilla-Themed Menu
Alongside the release of Godzilla Resurgence (or Shin Godzilla) in Japan, the Namja Town indoor amusement park launched a fun themed menu at its food court after the iconic movie monster. The... [More]
Magic-Inspired Eateries - Harry Potter-Themed Bar The Lockhart is Now Serving Tapas in Toronto
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Average 1,381 Clicks Pub: Sep 10, 15
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Harry Potter-Themed Bar The Lockhart is Now Serving Tapas in Toronto
If you grew up reading and watching Harry Potter, as an adult you can now enjoy a themed bar if you are in the city of Toronto. As of September 5th, The Lockhart is open for business at Dufferin and... [More]
Wizardly Valentine's Day Diners - This Promotion Involves Dining in the Great Hall of Hogwarts
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Mild 562 Clicks Pub: Jan 13, 16
Wizardly Valentine's Day Diners
This Promotion Involves Dining in the Great Hall of Hogwarts
Warner Bros. is currently running a promotion that allows Harry Potter fans to spend their Valentine’s Day dining in the Great Hall of Hogwarts. While there are many ways to celebrate J. K.... [More]
Action Movie-Themed Restaurants - Walt Disney World is Opening an Indiana Jones-Themed Eatery
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Mild 1,200 Clicks Pub: May 18, 15
Action Movie-Themed Restaurants
Walt Disney World is Opening an Indiana Jones-Themed Eatery
Walt Disney World is about to make Indian Jones fans very happy with its new movie-themed restaurant in Orlando, Florida called Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar. It will be located in the downtown area... [More]
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